Further Sources to Help You

Writing the Personal Statement - Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Hunter College School Of Social Work Writing Center – The Personal Statement: Writing A Statement Of Purpose

How to Write a Personal Statement - Essay Edge.com

A graduate school personal statement or autobiographical essay represents a graduate school’s first qualitative introduction to the way you think and to the way you express yourself. The personal statement must serve as a reflection of your personality and intellect. You must sell yourself through this statement, just as you would through a successful job interview. Preparation and personal reflection are essential.